Generally speaking, professional athletes have a ton of expendable income and not a lot of taste. World-class footballers tend to embody this stereotype to the fullest, enabled by outrageous weekly salaries of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Showing there are exceptions to the rule, Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr. actually has some pretty strong looks on his Instagram feed. Signed with Nike, the 25-year-old recently fronted a global advertising campaign for the futuristic VaporMax sneaker, and released his very own take on the Air Jordan V.

As you might expect, he also gets hooked up with some of the best Swoosh sneakers, including this extra early pair of the Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo in gold, which he was rocking back in February.

Below, we’ve rounded up 10 occasions when Neymar proved that not all pro athletes have horrendous taste in sneakers, something we also saw yesterday on Complex’s latest episode of Sneaker Shopping.

ACRONYM x Nike Air Force 1

Brincando ⚽️? #BonaNit #boomerang

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Nike Ndestrukt

With my bro @dejesusoficial #AlôMãe ??

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Nike Air VaporMax

Will Smith ?? #freshprince

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Neymar x Air Jordan V

Mets ⚾️⚽️

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Air Max 90 “Moon Landing”

Falaram que a gente não ia se dar bem … o resto é história ??? @leomessi

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Air Jordan V

Slam Dunk ?

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Jordans on Jordans

?Jordan 23 + Njr 11 ⚽️ My new boots !

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Victor Cruz x Nike Air Trainer

Shoes ?

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Air Max 90

Efésios 6.11

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Also, don’t miss Conor McGregor’s greatest footwear moments on Instagram.

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